I took my wisdom teeth out about a month ago, they were impacted and not out yet so they had to cut me up. I recovered normally and I thought I was in the clear until today my right side started to swell, including my gum, neck and cheek. I have a pimple like thing On the side where I would assume they took out the tooth from since I have no hole in the top. I called my dentist and we have an appointment for tomorrow morning but I'm afraid the infection will spread to the bone or even worst my brain by then, should I go to the ER right now instead or wait till the morning ? How fast does the whole infection spreading process happen? Am I over reacting? I think some liquid leaked out and it tasted terrible.
I think you will be fine until you see the dentist. 2 reasons :
1) you don't have a fever . Right?
2) the abscess is draining into your mouth which is a good thing.
3) If you are healthy with a good immune system, the body has ways of "walling" off the infection initially.
I would go to the ER if things change or if you develop a fever.
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